Clayton Eshleman

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-11-16
  • Publisher: Black Widow Pr
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $29.95 Save up to $4.49
  • Buy New


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


This is THE anthology covering all of Eshleman's long poetic career, spanning from his first published works in 1960 through to 2015. This book is concerned only with his poetry and would be considered a comprehensive "selected" works. Will be published in time for the author's 80th birthday.

As a poet, translator, and editor, Clayton Eshleman has been a singularly seminal and synergetic force in American poetry for fifty years. His magazines Caterpillar and Sulfur served as experimental open sites, soundboards and repositories for the poetry and arts from the 1960s to the turn of the millennium. His translations—of César Vallejo, Aimé Césaire, Antonin Artaud, and other poets of extreme consciousness—are celebrated as inspired and exacting models of the craft. The fifteen full-length volumes of his own poetry—by turns personal, political, and, at their furthest reach, primordial—reflect a life of vision, sensitivity, and, at times, wrath, lived in ceaseless exploration and commitment to the whole art.

A two-time winner of the Landon Translation Prize from the Academy of American Poets, Clayton Eshleman's work has also been awarded a National Book Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among many other honors. Widely anthologized, his work has appeared in over 400 magazines and newspapers and translated in eight languages. He has given readings and lectured to audiences and at universities around the world. Recent scholarship on Eshleman has continued, including a recent book on him with many renowned authors and poets contributing essays.

Author Biography

Clayton Eshleman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1935. The author of more than 40 books, including 17 collections of poetry, he is the recipient of the National Book Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, several fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Landon Translation Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He is also a masterly translator, especially from the Spanish of Neruda and Vallejo and the French of Artaud and Césaire. In 2003 Wesleyan University Press published Eshleman's Juniper Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination and the Construction of the Underworld, the fruit of a thirty year investigation into the origins of image-making and poetry via the painted caves of Southwestern France. In December 2006 the University of California Press published to tremendous critical acclaim his: César Vallejo: The Complete Works, A Bilingual Anthology, translated and edited by Mr. Eshleman, with an introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa. His writings and translations have been published in over 500 literary magazines and newspapers through out the world. A professor emeritus of English at Eastern Michigan University, he lives in Ypsilanti with his wife, Caryl. claytoneshleman.com

Rewards Program

Write a Review